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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby scimjim » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:58 pm

Brilliant! I've seen plenty of twisted wire bodges but never on an unfused permenant live of that dia :-)
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby SRF » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:19 pm

After a marathon I have finally got a piece of glass to replace the one I broke. Autoglaze in Wimborne Dorset came up trumps. They made and delivered a one off piece made to a paper template. Not cheap at £76. 72 delivered,but in the circumstnaces worth every penny. This is a decent friendly company and Cliff and Julian went the extra mile to help.
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby Roger Pennington » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:33 pm

Well done Ray, glad you've got it sorted and can make progress again. It must have been a very anxious wait, waiting for it to be delivered!
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby SRF » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:01 pm

A long overdue update. I spent what time I had in the winter sorting out the wiring behind the dash. All the wires now have bullet connectors and everything is ready to replace the dash when I am ready. I have cut out and then welded repair sections into the skins of both doors. A considerable amount of time has been spent filling and sanding the doors to get them as flat as I could. I want to paint them outside but need a few dry days to do it. I have started on the bonnet. I didn't realise how bad it was until I started. It is big and difficult to move around. I have removed the inner metal frame and braced it with timber. The mudguards are metal and are in four pieces. I have drilled out the rivets and painted them separately. The inside of the bonnet is rough fibreglass so I have given it several coats of stone chip. It looks better and I think I will line it with heat reflective sheet. If. I could just get some settled decent weather the painting shouldn't take too long. We have treated ourselves to a new summer house. I can keep a better eye on my wife from the garage. I haven't told her yet that she will have some freshly painted panels for company soon!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby Scimher » Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:51 am

...The summer house is a great idea. Glad to hear the Bond is progressing...
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby roymck » Fri Aug 12, 2016 7:29 am

Love these Bonds , been looking for a GT4 that's the single headlight early model for over a year , do you think I have found one for sale yet. NO , oh well will keep looking.
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby toomanysabres » Fri Aug 12, 2016 8:07 am

Just read the bit about glass. I had a door glass for my Sabre copied from a borrowed one at Leatherhead Glass. Cost about £45.
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Re: Bond Equipe GT4S.

Postby SRF » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:08 pm

I think I have found why the PO gave up the restoration. He had done repairs to the windscreen frame but got the rake angle wrong. Even though I had trial fitted the passenger door, prior to painting it was a nightmare to get it to fit right. I will have to repaint the areas I have made alterations. If the drivers door fits ok I can see a faint light at the end of the tunnel. All the electrics are done. I had to replace both temp and fuel gauges, including a new tank sender. I have also rebuilt the alternator. I just have the reversing lights to connect. I find if I have a wiring fault I can't trace. I just run a new wire alongside the loom. Not concourse bit I don't care.
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